Q2-2021 results project a 14% increase in throughput
Building on its momentum, SOHAR Port and Freezone has announced encouraging results for the second quarter of 2021.
Among them, it reported that the Port’s handling of goods in and out of the Sultanate (throughput) increased by 14% over the same period in 2020 and Ship-to-Ship (STS) cargo increased by an impressive 168%.
Meanwhile, the number of handled containers came in at 190,000 TEU in addition to 804 vessel calls, up by 18% from the same period in 2020. The land occupancy at the Freezone has also shown a rise of 10% since the same time last year.
“SOHAR Port’s continual growth is a testament to the long-term value that we provide to our clients as we operate safely and efficiently to serve the industrial and economic sectors,” asserted Mark Geilenkirchen, CEO, SOHAR Port.
“In alignment with the port’s impressive growth, we continue to make major investments in the Freezone, while promoting it, and Oman in general, as a favourable business destination,” commented Omar Mahmood Al Mahrizi, CEO, SOHAR Freezone and Deputy CEO, SOHAR Port.